Director of Public Works

City of Doral | Doral, FL

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Posted Date 5/03/2019

SALARY: $87,165.86 - $143,823.66 Annually
OPENING DATE: 05/01/19
CLOSING DATE: 05/22/19 04:30 PM

This position is responsible for the directing and coordinating of all Public Works functions such as roads, sidewalks, stormwater management, rights-of-ways, public buildings, fleet management, beautification, emergency management and capital improvement projects.

This position is classified as an exempt, full-time position with a 37.5 hour work-week.

Essential Functions:
Plans, organizes, directs, and administers all activities of the Public Works Department including, but not limited to, personnel, general departmental operations, records management and contract administration.
Directs the long range planning, design, operation and maintenance activities of the department.
Formulates and prescribes work within the Department for all departmental staff.
Appraises conditions of work in the Department and takes necessary steps to improve operations.
Assures optimum departmental activity in the construction and maintenance of all City facilities and infrastructure.
Prepares bid specifications and project cost estimates.
Prepares Capital Improvement Plan and administers capital improvement projects and all public works contracts and evaluates contractors' performance.
Prepares and submits reports of department activities to the City Manager.
Prepares, submits and publicly defends recommendations for consideration by the City Council.
Oversees permitting of all work that is performed within the Public Right of Way.
Interfaces with other regulatory agencies to ensure complete evaluation of proposed improvements.
Reviews development plans and issues appropriate permits.
Oversees the development of departmental operations and procedures manual; disciplining departmental personnel, evaluation of staff performance and recommendation for approval/denial of promotions as prescribed in the City's Personnel Rules and Procedures Manual.
Submits annual budget estimates and accompanying descriptions of need to the City Manager and supervises the control and expenditure of departmental appropriations.
Directs the review of plans, maps and development proposal to determine effects on facilities, transportation, transit and drainage infrastructure.
Attends periodic meetings as directed by the City Manager.
Develops and maintains high level of community service.
Maintains high ethical, honesty and moral standards.
Interfaces with all other Department Heads to ensure coordination of City responsibilities.
Performs any other assigned duties.

Additional Duties:
Performs other related work as required.

A Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction, Architecture or related field from an accredited university. A Master's degree and Professional Engineering and General Contractor's certificates are highly desirable.
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in Public Works with a minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience.
Must possess a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to get along with others and work effectively with the public and fellow workers.
Ability to obtain and maintain a licensed driver status in the State of Florida.
Ability to fluently speak, read, and write the English language. Ability to communicate in Spanish is a plus.
Ability to manage or administer grant funds,
Ability to manage the budget within assigned unit/division.
Ability to determine allocation of budget among divisions.
Ability to manage the budget within assigned department.
Ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
Ability to use computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes.
Ability to use highly technical computer applications, such as GIS or CAD.
Must be a non-smoker.
The minimum requirements may be waived by the City Manager.

Physical Requirements:
Ability to balance by maintaining body equilibrium on erratically moving surfaces; crouch, feel/finger with the hands; perceive sound and receive information through oral communication; make rational decisions; reach with the hands/arms; express ideas through speaking accurately or quickly; use visual acuity to perform activities such as viewing a computer terminal, observing neatness of facilities or operating heavy equipment.
Ability to walk from one work site to another.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level

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